Basic Tomato Sauce

Basic Tomato Sauce Recipe
Photo: Southern Living
This Basic Tomato Sauce clocks in at just 65 calories per serving and tastes great on pizza and spaghetti entrees.


Makes 2 2/3 cups (serving size: 1/3 cup)
Total time: 30 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 30 Minutes
Total: 30 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 65
Fat 3.8 g
Satfat 0.6 g
Monofat 2.6 g
Polyfat 0.6 g
Protein 1.8 g
Carbohydrate 7.9 g
Fiber 2 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 1.3 mg
Sodium 277 mg
Calcium 38 mg


4 to 5 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 (28-oz.) can crushed tomatoes
1/2 teaspoon salt


1. Sauté garlic and crushed pepper in hot oil in a large saucepan over medium heat 1 minute. (Do not brown garlic.) Stir in tomatoes and salt. Bring sauce to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 15 minutes.

Domenica Catelli,


Southern Living

October 2009
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